Month: May 2006

Importing external content into your blog – Elgg

Ben Werdmuller has put up some instructions for incorporating an external blog’s RSS feed to create content in an Elgg blog. I’d set up an Elgg blog a while ago, but, realistically, trying to maintain two blogs wasn’t possible. I like the way Elgg works, and, as I’ve already said, think that Elgg would be…

WebCT / Elgg?

Since I originally mentioned the link in February, Sasan has added a Flash demo of it. Tama’s review (posted in February, but I’ve only just found it) of the Aperto link seems to indicate that it does have the functionality I’m looking for. His earlier comments about WebCT’s blogging tool covers most of the points…

The Vancouver Education Blogging Sessions

D’Arcy Norman Someone mentioned that a student may have 5 different blogs – one for each class – and must post content to each blog in order to get “credit” for their work. And, at the end of the semester, the blogs are nuked from orbit. So, not only is a student’s work divided across…

Lecturer reprimanded for 'defamatory' blog postings

Dr. Ringmar, from the LSE, has been officially reprimanded for his blog. This actually seems to be the end of a story, and one that’s got several aspects to it. From the summary on the Guardian Website, he’d said during an Open Day (for prospective students), that most lecturers were busy doing research, and they…

Coming of Age: An introduction to the NEW worldwide web

Anne Davies linked to this book edited Terry Freedman; he’s got an impressive list of contributors, and the book is one good idea following another. She quotes Peter Ford saying: Terry’s view was that this should be a free download to encourage the widest possible audience To do that, it’s best to go to his…

Windows Live Academic

Windows Live Academic Home Page. Yet another “Google got there first, so we’d better catch up” idea from MS. This time it’s the ability to search academic texts. How it will compare to Google Scholar and/ or existing services such as Emerald etc., remains to be seen….